The probability that someone entertains the notion of going Galt is inversely proportional to that person’s actual contribution to the world. As such, the demographic groups most inclined to deprive the ungrateful world of their earth shattering brilliance are sixteen year olds and workers in the financial sector. Atlas Shrugged, their mantra, is finally getting a film version after decades of delays and false starts. It’s due out on April 15th of this year because of course it is.
It was rumored at various points to be starring just about every actor in Hollywood, but they finally settled on Paul Johansson and Taylor Schilling, neither of whom have made much of a mark. I’d say that all the great actors refused to sign on in order to facilitate the downfall of the film industry without their genius, but then I doubt that the script for this is exactly Rearden steel. The trailer is below:
In the second book of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, there is a ship that crash lands on prehistoric Earth. The grossly incompetent crew explains that they are all the most important people from their soon to be destroyed home planet, and that additional arks will follow. It becomes quickly clear to anyone who can read between the lines that there are no additional arks, that their world was not doomed, and that these were exactly the breed of worthless people who think that they are anything but. In other words, the translated name of the ship was the S.S. Galt.